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NMTV PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE FATHER OF THE NATION MAHATMA GANDHI ON MARTYR’S DAY

The nation observes martyr’s day on January 30 each year. Navi Mumbai News pays tribute to the father of the nation with this special report on the Raj Ghat – the last resting place of the father of this nation – Mahatma Gandhi. The Raj Ghat is the last resting place of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The place is not far away from the banks of River Yamuna. Mahatma Gandhi was cremated here on 31st January 1950 following his assassination on 30th January 1950 by Nathu Ram Godse. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India. He developed a method of direct social action based upon the principles courage, nonviolence and truth called Satyagraha. India was granted independence in 1947, and partitioned into India and Pakistan. Rioting between Hindus and Muslims followed. Gandhi had been an advocate for a united India where Hindus and Muslims lived together in peace. On January 13, 1948, at the age of 78, he began a fast with the purpose of stopping the bloodshed. After 5 days the opposing leaders pledged to stop the fighting and Gandhi broke his fast. The memorial stone is a simple square platform made of black stone. The last words uttered by Mahatma “Hey Ram” are inscribed near the black platform. An eternal flame keeps burning in a copper urn in the Raj Ghat. Among the tributes to Gandhi upon his death were these words by the great physicist, Albert Einstein: “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.” Not many know that before Independence, Mahatma Gandhi had conducted one of his meets in Navi Mumbai at Ghansoli. We bring to you an exclusive report. The Mahatma who is considered to be the father of the nation was the architect of India’s freedom and arguably the greatest man of this century. Gandhiji’s life was dedicated to the ideals of Truth, Non- violence and Love. He led the non-violent movement for freedom and became an ambassador of peace to the world. Navi Mumbai has played a very integral role in the independence movement. Many prominent freedom fighters of this land participated in the independence movement. And hence, Mahatma Gandhi of the camps organized all over the country at that time, one was in Navi Mumbai at Ghansoli village. A freedom fighter at the forefront at that time Shankar Patil – is a resident of Ghansoli village. On 6th April 1930, when Gandhiji had taken out the Dandi March, nearly 1500 Navi Mumbaikars were a part of it. After this was a success, Gandhiji sent Kasturba Gandhi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Kamla Nehru and Sarojini Naidu visited Ghansoli on 25th May 1930. Today, one can see a memoir here that is symbolic of the bravery of the freedom fighters of this land and their sacrifice for the country who formed an integral part of the battle against the British.

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